off-grid living achieved with affiliate marketing

Have you ever dreamed of living an off-grid and debt free lifestyle? Whether you’re interested in the privacy, the freedom, or the sheer flexibility of an untethered lifestyle, thanks to the rise of affiliate marketing it’s never been more possible to go off-grid. Even if you don’t have any resources to start with, you can do it without compromising a debt-free lifestyle. Today, we’ll talk about how affiliate marketing enables and supports off-grid living, to whatever extent you desire. It’s a debt-free lifestyle where your effort becomes your reward, instead of simply allowing you to pull one paycheck you’ll immediately turn over to utility companies, cable companies, landlords, and others.

 

Financing your lifestyle

Living an off-grid lifestyle can be very difficult and very expensive, which often keeps it in the realm of dreams for your average 9 to 5 worker. Of course, the expense can vary wildly depending on whether you want to be truly off-the-grid, with no dependence on utility companies, grocery stores, or other outside groups, or just want to be able to cut the cord and live as you like without worrying about your job or going into debt.

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Regardless of which you’re interested in, the principle remains the same: You need money in your pocket and you need flexibility in your lifestyle. Affiliate marketing gives you an opportunity to achieve both, quicker and with less start-up capital than any alternative—a truly promising start for a tether-free, debt-free lifestyle. You’ll be able to move somewhere cheap and build yourself a self-sustainable high-efficiency home or take your life around the world, living in hotels and room rentals with nothing but your laptop for work.

Relative to other businesses you might start online or off, affiliate sales allows you to start earning money at a nearly unmatched speed. As soon as your content goes live, it can potentially start sending visitors through your links—then it’s just a matter of how quickly your affiliate program of choice pays out. This means you could potentially start earning from affiliate programs in under a week, depending on how quickly your content gets in front of the right eyes and how much effort you put in.

 

No more spending money just to get by

Just imagine how great it would feel be to be bill free, to never see another piece of mail charging you for living your life, to never drag yourself into work because the alternative is going hungry, or having your power cut off, or losing internet access. Every dollar you earn can be earned for yourself, paying to build your own property value or pay for a new exciting trip. It’s the lifestyle everyone dreams of, but puts off for retirement—or forever.

But affiliate programs can complement this off-grid debt free lifestyle with multiple income streams, and make your dream a reality now. Whether you keep grinding away at your career while using affiliate programs as additional income or go all in on multiple channels of affiliate marketing, you’ll soon find that your effort doesn’t fade away and leave you struggling for the next paycheck. It adds up, with new work connecting with old to create more and more streams of revenue.

You’ll also notice that over time, affiliate marketing can become a self-sustaining business. A new piece of content doesn’t just bring eyes and earnings for itself, but for all other content, you produce. You can put together entire websites that require only a tiny bit of attention to maintain earnings, which in turn allows you to put together other sites and earners. You can do all of this on your own, or outsource upkeep when you’re big enough to spare yourself even more time.

 

Promote and endorse the products you purchase and receive money commissions on sales

One of the best aspects of affiliate marketing is that you get to turn your hobbies and interests into a career. Think about all of the times you’ve given a friend or acquaintance a gushing review about a favorite product, just because you wanted them to try it. Affiliate marketing is that as a job. You promote products you like earnestly, and people who share your interests will learn to trust your recommendations and follow through on your suggestions.

It’s far easier to be a success in affiliate marketing with an earnest interest in what you’re promoting and endorsing, so don’t distract yourself with worries about what ‘makes the most’—what makes the most is what you can create the best content about. It’s a perfect fit for living an off-grid and debt-free lifestyle because it rewards staying true to what you enjoy.

As a side benefit, you’ll find it’s much easier to justify experimenting with products and trying new things related to your interests when it’s a critical component of your ‘job’—no more lengthy debates with yourself over whether to try something new, when trying something new gives you new insight and knowledge you can share as part of your affiliate marketing endeavors.

 

Mobility and flexibility

Living off-grid doesn’t have to mean buying the cheapest parcel of land in the middle of nowhere and fortifying it like a bunker unless that’s your dream. As an affiliate marketer, you can pull regular income without tethering yourself to a location or lifestyle, meaning you can go wherever you like whenever you like. You can do what you want and buy what you need, without putting yourself back into the rat race and participating in a system you’re no doubt tired of. A debt-free lifestyle off-grid is the best thing you’ll ever experience.

Feel under the weather for a few weeks? You can change your workload without worrying about bills. Have a little self-sufficient off-grid farm and need time for your harvest? No worries, your affiliate sites will keep earning while you spend some time in the sun.

Don’t feel like being self-sufficient this month? This year? Then dive into your marketing work and earn a bit more to cover the items and labor you need to keep your lifestyle comfortable. It’s all up to you. There’s no career where it’s easier to stay flexible so you don’t get bored while still living debt free lifestyle.

After all, affiliate marketing covers a huge range of day-to-day endeavors. You can move from blog posts about fine watches to YouTube videos about consumer electronics, or work on both at the same time—as long as you’re willing to put in the effort to support each channel and revenue stream, the sky is the limit.

 

Success is waiting

Countless affiliates live a debt-free lifestyle from their YouTube sites, their blogs, their Instagram accounts, their social media posts. There are channels and mediums out there for every audience, every product, every market imaginable. A single motivated person with an interesting way of reviewing products can become an international celebrity from their endeavors on a single YouTube channel, without ever doing more than honestly appraising their favorite products.

You can do it too. You just need to figure out what you care about, what interesting things you have to say about the things you care about, and who your audience should be. Be funny or serious, be focused in an industry or honest to a gimmick, stick to a single brand or diversify across different products, channels, and audiences.

You just need to work for it, and you’ll be able to live the off-grid debt free lifestyle you desire. Free from an office building, and bills in the mail, and debt collectors, and worries about how you’ll pay for the next holiday or medical bill or car repair.

shipping container homes and fuctunality= Part 3

Hi there,

As promised here we are again for round 3. This time we will be continuing on from where we left off. We finished with a look at houseboat concepts and ideas, So moving forward we will be looking at container homes vs traditional homes, structure, layout and they can be used on unquie blocks of land. The cost comparison with materials used to create a sustainable home.

Let us jump straight into it.

A question that answers its self… Why go to the effort to design and build a whole new house structure(framework) when you could make one out affordable existing materials that are cost-effective and readily available. Some large-scale developments finding shipping containers very   useful, and they are also becoming very popular in smaller applications such as creating a  family home or granny flat . They also provide a simple way of extending your house as you can install a granny flat in your backyard for some extra accommodation space.

Yes, of course, the mighty Shipping container,the best thing about them are:

  • they are durable
  • adaptable to any climate and weather conditions
  • come in all shapes and sizes.
  • They can be stacked on top of one another
  •  they can be cut,
  • they can be welded
  • they have endless possibilities and configurations.

Shipping container home VS conventional Home

The gloves are off, they differ in the following ways:

Construction time– Most of the modifications for transforming shipping containers into houses are usually done in a workshop, although onsite is becoming more renowned for a quicker shelter for DIY’s, This reduces construction time significantly. While a normal house can take up to 3 months (12-16 weeks in some cases)to build, a shipping container one will take a few days to a couple of weeks to complete.

Shipping Container Homes: Steps And Strategies To Building Or Buying Your Own Dream Shipping Container Home Including Plans With Photos

“Some really good ideas for window surrounds  and relocatable deck ideas”

Building materials – While typical houses use materials such as bricks, Hardie plank-paneling and timber for outer walls, container homes – as the name indicates – are made of Quality steel and coated in a special paint(membrane) that provides a strong long lasting sustainable structure that can cope in the harshest of environments.

Building regulations – Regulations for building with traditional materials are not the same as with shipping containers. They differ greatly depending on your locality, some include;  size,  overall look, engineering, suitable for the neighborhood codes, so make sure to research your location first.

” People are starting to pay closer attention to impact  their lifestyle is having on the environment”

Mobility –  container houses are an assembly of several container moduals, they can easily unbolteded and be taken apart and moved to a new location. This is not the case with normal houses especialy with a house on a concrete slab!!!

Assembly – While you can build a normal house using standard construction equipment, you will require specialised equipment to assemble a container house although most tools required for a container project.” you would have in your tool kit anyway. exception would be a MIG welder and gear

Eco-friendliness – Constructing a house using old shipping containers is a great way to upcycle something that would have otherwise gone to waste. This helps conserve a protects the environment. Traditional houses on the other hand just consume new resources and waste.

Aesthetics – Container houses have a  much different and industrial look which makes them more appealing to the eye and gives off a more modern, trendy, edgy look. As opposed to a traditional brick and mortar home.

Extensions – Container houses are a lot easier to extend. All you need to do when you need more space is simply buy another container, modify it, and join it to the ones you already have. “If you say it fast it’s almost too easy”

“Some ideas if you need to expand later down the track”

Strength – Because of the all-steel construction and being able to interlock with one another on cargo ships, containers already engineered to be stronger than its opposition made with ordinary materials.

Perfect“temporary” structure – Shipping containers are that line between permanent structures and temporary structures. If for any reason you cannot construct a  permanent building on your property, a shipping container home offers a great solution because it can be relocated at any time. Helping get around some of those legal teqnicalities.

When you are using shipping containers for houses, all you need to do is purchase them and have them delivered. A concrete pad or a block footing may be sufficient to sit the containers on, or you may want to use some type of concrete strip footings as a foundation…

“This video displays a great range of footing styles you could use”

…it will all depend on your application. The containers can be welded together to keep them in place, although if you bolt them you will be able to relocate the building a lot easier and you get just as strong a join( Use an extra nut as the lock bolt so it does upon itself and it will never move, and you will be fine)

The interior of a shipping container is the perfect blank canvas.  It is a simple matter to add insulation and wiring to the interior.  You can save a great deal of time and money especially when it comes to plumbing and electrical buy keeping the plumbing on one wall and electrical easy and accessible . The container is already a self-contained structure; all that needs to be done is to install windows and the interior structures such as walls and doors. Once the building has been completed, it can become quiet camouflaged to the fact that it was once an industrial shipping container.

Shawns “Cost Comparison”

Traditional: Generally, when you’re building a traditional style home you are looking at, on average $10,000 per room, $15000 per bathroom and a further $20,000 for the kitchen. that’s not including the roof or the garage or the landscaping or connection fee’s and the list keeps on going. So before you no it, you are in the price range of somewhere between $180,000-$500,000 depending on your style and personal choices and size. Then add on the cost of you land $100,00 to upwards of $1,000,000 and before you realize on average you’re at around the $700,000 mark for a 3-4 bedroom home that is just a stepping stone, most people these days don’t tend to stay in one house longer than 6years.

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Container     A container home can go either way in the price range you can have a very simple build and get away with it from $20,000 or end up spending upwards of $300,000 once again it comes down to the individual desired result. You can save a lot of money by purchasing recycled building materials as sometimes you can get an absolute bargain on Gumtree or eBay even check out some recycle yards, Some items may take a little effort and creativity to get them to work but isnt that the point….  You can get so creative with other people’s junk and it can truly become your treasure I believe going with a container based home it can give you a lot more options with the land options you can choose for example;

A steep hillside and area with environmental issues such as wetlands etc can be quiet cheap to buy as opposed to the perfect suburb flat block. you can build in those weird spots on top of the hill to gain  the best views, as long as the crane or machine can lift it into a position you have a building site (there are a lot of ways to do this but that is the safest) with some off-grid products and some effort you could have that dream home for a fraction of the cost.

If your on a very steep and hill land you can stagger them up the hill and create a stunning layered home that you never thought you would possible.

Value for money you really can’t go passed the shipping container concept that is sweeping the eco world by storm.thanks for reading and i will see you in  part -4 when we take a look at underground living and cob houses.

Please leave your comments and feedback so as I can improve by providing you with the best possible information, and if you prefer links or videos as extra information and advice.

Take care

Shawn Fitzgerald

2019 Lifestyle Business Ideas

The term “lifestyle business” refers to businesses that don’t necessarily need venture capital. Some people believe that these businesses don’t require a lot of effort and are easier to build, but let’s put that negative notion to rest. Many lifestyle businesses started off small but its potential to become a prosperous company is so great that it has provided founders with a fulfilling life.

The modern technology that we enjoy these days has provided a lot of people the opportunity to start a lifestyle business, given the fact that they can launch their products and services with the help of the internet and effective online marketing strategies. That being said, let’s delve into the world of lifestyle business ideas and how it goes hand in hand with business models founded online.

Lifestyle Business Ideas: Its Characteristics

If the thought of a business where you have the full control of its ins and outs but can still provide you with the lifestyle you want to achieve is attractive to you, you should choose from among from the many business ideas and start one for yourself. Below are the characteristics your business should have in order to sustain your business and your current lifestyle.

A Clear and Realistic End Goal

The business models that can be derived from the many lifestyle business ideas all have one goal and that is to produce a sustainable revenue stream from a business that can operate mostly on its own. Though you have many business models to choose from, pick one that offers you a decent stream of revenue without having to spend most of your time on it. For example, owners of brick and mortar stores can only operate for as long as the store is open. But move that store online complete with e-commerce features and you’ll end up with a business that can operate 24/7 but you still have a lot of time in your hands.

Smaller Workforce

A lifestyle business doesn’t need a hoard of people to be able to operate. In fact, it’s better to stay as small as possible and only get people to handle tasks that you’ve already established beforehand. If you do employ someone, this person should be freeing up your time.

No matter how small your workforce is, don’t forget to factor in costs added to their payout things like Medicare, Social Security, and payroll taxes. This will also help you decide if your business is better off to be run by yourself so you won’t have to spend your money on salaries.

A Stable Business Culture

It’s already given that you’ll have to strive hard to set up a business, but don’t forget that the business models you choose are something that should allow you to work less. It may be a good idea to hire employees and have them do various tasks such as affiliate marketing, inventory, customer support, etc. The goal of many lifestyle business ideas is to allow you to live your life in accordance with your lifestyle, but this comes with a caveat. You’ll have to carefully manage your hires since you are not running a start-up, one of the many business models that don’t have an enormous flow of cash.

Business Models with Positive Cash Flow

Lifestyle business ideas are created in order to provide people with a business that’s profitable from the very start. This is one of the few business models where you can avoid cash burning operations.

Your business runs on positive unit economics meaning your products or services should be sold for more than the total cost of production, delivery, and marketing.

Top Lifestyle Business Ideas in 2019

Below are the top lifestyle business ideas with business models fit for the online working environment.

Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) Sales

Imagine marketing your wares through the world’s largest online retail platform? This is what the FBA program is all about. It’s one of the best business models since you don’t have to do anything else — Amazon will run your online retail business in exchange for fulfillment and monthly storage fees.

Of course, you’ll have to ship your products to an Amazon fulfillment center and make a product listing. Once listings are up and you begin to acquire sales, you get to receive a portion of the proceeds on a weekly basis.

 

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High Ticket Items

A high ticket item is essentially an item you can sell for a high price. This may be a car or a house, or anything in your possession that’s considerably expensive from furniture to home theater systems. In a retail store set up, high ticket items are products with profit margins and selling price that is considerably higher compared to other items found in the store.

What should be remembered is that a high ticket item is not, all the time, a luxury product. They’re viable lifestyle ideas though since many high priced ideas can be marketed online and thus has the potential of getting sold quickly.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing has long established itself as an effective way to make money online, the reason why it’s included in the list of lifestyle business ideas. This is a strategy where a person partners with a business so he can get a commission by simply directing or referring visitors or readers to the business or company’s own affiliate marketing site, e-commerce site, or blog site. This is affiliate marketing in its simplest form. If you want to be successful at affiliate marketing, you’ll have to invest an initial amount of time understanding the campaigns you are joining.

Most jobs require you to be at work in order to generate income, but affiliate marketing offers the opportunity of making money even while you’re sleeping. If you spend time into a campaign initially, your returns will be continuous in time. Just wait for consumers to buy the products over the following days.

The best thing about affiliate marketing is the fact that you still earn even after your work is done. You don’t have to spend all your time in front of a computer. As long as your online marketing skills are spot on, income in affiliate marketing is guaranteed.

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Freelancing

Freelancing may be one of the best lifestyle business ideas to have ever been created. It has allowed a lot of people to reach clients beyond any geographic barriers, making it one of the most ideal business models there is. You’ll gain access to clients from different states and even in overseas locations.

In freelancing, the more specific you can be about the services or type of job you can do, the better. It will help mold your brand and allow you to control how future clients see you. By improving your skill set, you also get to enjoy higher rates and build a portfolio that will impress any client you wish to work with.

E-commerce

E-commerce sites are business models that have low start-up cost. In the case of brick and mortar stores, they’ll have to pay thousands of dollars for rent, business signs, interior, production, and other upfront costs. You don’t have to deal with this if you take your business online. With an e-commerce site, the whole world is your playground.

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